I really thought that it hadn’t been so long since I posted a blog, but that’s probably because I’ve been posting weekly on Nikkiinhighgear and not showing any love to my jillandnikkidowork followers/fans/bored friends at work who are reading anything they can find on facebook to pass the time.
I guess I should give a little bit of an update!
My last post was about my running goal for February. I set a goal of running 115km in 28 days. Totally reasonable since I run a lot, but I ran out of time! damn working too much in the shortest month of the year! I worked over 250 hours in 28 days so that put a damper on some of my running days when i was at work 24/7 BUT I did still manage to put in a sold 93.38km in February. That being said I did workout 26 out of 28 days in February. Some of those days I would only have time to put in 5km or I was only playing in my hockey games or snowboarding, which is why I didn’t get to finish my running goal.
Why was I working out so much?
I joined a group challenge on MyFitnessPal and I’m 6 weeks in and, get this, down 5lbs!!
this challenge is a zombie themed challenge (I’m sooooo, into Zombs right now- nerd alert) where you’re given a story line to follow, get to pick the outcome each week of what you’re character does, which could result in them becoming a zombie. Well my team is KILLING it. We have come in 1st (out of 4 teams) 4 weeks and 2nd 2 weeks. You are given a cardio goal, and 2 exercises goals to work on each week.
For example this weeks goals:
Food: Keep your calories in the “green” every day this week!
Water: Drink 8 cups of water a day.
Cardio: 200 minutes/ week
Strength: 270 Oblique Crunches on EACH side
Agility: 270 Seal Jumping Jacks (jump in, jump out = 1 rep)
So far this week I’ve put I haven’t been on track with my eating, but I always get in 12 cups of water. I’m at 200 minutes of cardio, 540 crouches, and 810 jumping jacks. and did I mention I’ve lost 5 lbs?!?!?!
This challenge really made me get my act together again, which has been super motivating and fun. I am so close to reaching my goal weight of 140 lbs but now I am worried as my wedding dress has already been altered and my wedding is less than 3 weeks away! we leave for mexico on March 31st! My dress fits perfectly right now, so if I were to lose 1-2lbs more with this challenge that would be ok but I think I might have to wait until I’m back from Mexico to really get rid of those last 6 pounds I want gone. I would hate to have to pull my dress up all night from being too “skinny” or would I????
I am planning on getting some updated pictures this weekend, but don’t hold your breath for me to post them 🙂 I’ll try to to do it asap.